Saturday, September 19, 2015

Migration of Brahmins as per Devendravarman III Indian Museum Plates of 805 AD

Migration of Brahmins as per Devendravarman III Indian Museum Plates of 805 AD

In this post I will talk about the migration of Brahmins as per Indian Museum Plates of Devendravarman III in 805 AD.

As per the Indian Museum Plates of Eastern Ganga ruler Devendravarman III, in 805 AD donated a village called Puruvanja in Ganjam District of Orissa to a Brahmin named Govindasharman (Sanskrit:  गोविंदशर्मन् , Bengali: গোবিংদশর্মন্ ), son of Bhattanarayana (Sanskrit: भट्टनारायण ,  Bengali: ভট্টনারায়ণ ) from Uttara Radha (south west Bengal).

Migration of Brahmins as per Devendravarman III Indian Museum Plates of 805 AD Map

Thus in 805 AD, Bengali Brahmin Govindasharman migrated from Southern West Bengal to Ganjam disrict in Orissa.

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Reference
Migrant Brahmanas in Norther India, Swati Datta, Motilala Banarasidass, 1989
Brahmin Image: Image Source - www.drikpanchang.com

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